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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that m
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
ambassador said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
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Feb 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
president prepares for his state of the union address next week, the topic mrs. obama is expected to focus on. >>> without here, i don't know what we are going to do. >> east bay students bond together for an emotional show and how students used the power silence to honor a teacher in fight of her life. >>> a castro valley high school teacher has been out for most of the year battling cancer. returned to school tonight for a special fundraiser. as ktvu's jade hernandez reports there were some powerful words even though they couldn't be heard. >> reporter: silent says a lot about students who prepared for tonight's performance owithout their teacher. they are the reason she says the sign language program was grown at castro valley high. >> without her, i don't know what we would do. >> reporter: they had to try anyway for this performances especially with monies raised going to their program. >> i know that they would never give up. >> reporter: and if anyone is teaching these kinds about kids about fighting it's julia. >> plast year's show i passed out in the parking lot and they cal
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't look l
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
of the union address, president barack obama will travel to three different communities. the president will go to ashville north carolina on friday. >>> senator marco rubio will deliver a speech immediately after the president. senator marco rubio will deliver his address in both english and spanish and seen as another effort to attract latino voters. senator marco rubio is routinely mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. >>> they are holding a watch party for the state of the union address and it is being held in dunn hall at 6:00 p.m. and professors will hold an announcement after the speech. you can watch it right here at 6:00 and at 7:30 we will break down the president's speech and gop response with our political colleagues. >> i just got off the phone with pg&e and they say about 1,000 customers are without power in the redwood heights area in oakland and this power will be out until 8:00. i just got off the phone with a representative and that's what they told us. about 1,000 people are without power and they are aware of the problem and this could be
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Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
nurse practitioners to diagnosis patients as a way to come ply with president obama's affordable care act. 30million americans will get health insurance under the plan in 2014. lawmakers say there won't be enough doctors to treat themselves. to treat illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. critics worry that could jeopardize patients safety. >>> president obama and his advisors are touching up his state of the union address. he will focus on several main issues including job creation and restoring prosperity to the middle class. he is expected to unvail programs in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing. he will also push for two major initiate is. he wants immigration reform which would allow 11 million illegal immigrants to become citizens and passage of much tougher gun control laws in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. one very interested person is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she will attend the speech in the house chamber. she suffered severe head trauma after getting shot back in 2011 after meeting with constituents in t
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
store, we will tell you what happened. >>> president barack obama gets ready for his state of the union address. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, this tuesday morning february 12th, i am pam cook. steve is here, are you concerned about fog this morning? >> no, not that much, there is still more than yesterday, and we have a component which will wipe out the fog and we have upper 60s for many, and some 50s closer to the coast. here is sal. >>> coming to the willow pass grade you can see the traffic is busy and it is looking good as you drive down to the mcarthur maze, let's go to the desk. >>> police are searching for a suspect where one person was killed and four others were wounded. tara moriarty is joining us from vallejo and tara, the police are still out there? >> yes, this is the second homicide of the year and the second in just a week. you can see behind me we have the street blocked off and we have lit up the evidence markers and there are dozens of shell casings and they are s
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
told president obama he did not want to continue on for the president's second term because he wanted to return to his walnut ranch in monterey. >>> later today, president obama will announce his nomination for interior department secretary to replace ken salazar. reportedly, the president will nominate business executive sally jewel. she's ceo of the outdoors company rei. jewel is the first woman to be nominated for his second cabinet. president obama is expected to make a personnel announcement at 11:00 a.m. this morning at the white house. >>> it appears that lance armstrong's televised apology did not sway uncle sam. government prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of the disgraced cyclist. last month, lance armstrong confessed to oprah that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win his sixth tour de france titles. he also said he bullied his teammates to help cover up his doping. federal agents are now investigating armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation. >>> back here at home, richmond is in the running for a big grant from the u.s. de
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
providing arms to opposition groups in syria. president obama decided not to arm the rebels and that he supported that decision. johnjury room -- john mccain said the president should have followed the advice. >>> a hearing took place today for president obama's nominee to be the next director of the cia. it was interrupted several times by demonstrators. they demanded lawmakers st the drone program. he is believed to play a leading role in the drone program. >>> we are going to find him. you can't have this many people looking for you and not be found. >> we are monitoring the police hunt for chris dorner who is wanted for killing three people, including police officer. >> as promised, democrats unveiled a long list of gun control bills. hear how a bay area city played a key role in the announcement. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
happening in the future. >>> president obama second term cabinet continues to take shape. today the president will take part in a farewell ceremony for out going defense secretary leon panetta. as jacqueline fell reports congress is focusing on the next cia director and whether john brennan supports using drones for targeted killings. >> reporter: pam, john brennan says that drone strikes are used only against targets who plan to attack the united states. brennan told senate intelligence committee led by dianne feinstein that drone strikes are never used as retro abuse for an earlier attack against americans. he says americans deserve to learn more about the procedures and practices for drones and targeted killings. republican senators want to know if brennan would rather kill terrorists with a drone or capture them. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible. >> reporter: another big topic of the day information sharing. senators complain they don't share enough classified information with them while sharing
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
walked into the code of the west gun show in vallejo. >> the obama administration and their pushing for gun laws then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> reporter: last week california senate democrats unveiled a package of 10 gun control bills. one would require permits to buy ammunition. that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right. >> reporter: how much did it cost you? >> $500. >> reporter: is that more expensive. >> a lot more expensive. >> reporter: he says last week he was able to buy the same ammo for 65-cents a bullet. >> they're really hard to come by. >> reporter: if they could find the ammo they were looking for, they would stock up and wheel it out. the cities of los angeles and sacramento already require people to get a permit in order to buy ammunition. but some of the people at this gun show were worried that could become a statewide law in the future. allie rasmussen. >>> those people who got vouchers for last month's gun buy back, can cash out their vouchers. an additional $7,000 in vouchers were issued. those can be redeem
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
once with a led pipe. >>> president obama brought his push for gun control to minnesota today. he met with leaders in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery be obscured by politics. >> secretary of state john kerry takes over for hillary clinton and he said i have big heels to feel. >>> the government plans to file charges over the mortgage crisis. it involved s&p's ratings. the government said they over rated the debt and helped fuel the financial crisis. they say they didn't do anything wrong. >>> on wall street today stocks had their worst day of the year. the dow is down 129 to 13,880. the nasdaq is down 47 at 3,131. the s&p is down 17 at 1,495. >>> national
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
experts recommend not checking in valuables and keeping them in sight. >>> president obama paid tribute to panetta. panetta says one of the biggest honors was leaving the white house after the president announced that osama bin laden was dead. >> i could hear the chants from people gathered around the white house and in lafayette park yelling usa, usa. >> panetta plans to stay on until his successor is confirmed then return to his farm. >>> kids with nerf guns playing a game of assassins. >> it's a way to unwind. >> reporter: why one bay area school says it's dangerous and it wants it stopped. >> tim lincecum has a new do. and what he says did not inspire this look. >> and i will have what you can expect in the weekend forecast. >>> in san jose a suspect who escaped police custody is back behind bars. 32-year-old anthony sanchez slipped his cuffs from the back to the front while in a police. sanchez made his way to the drive's seat and sped off while the officer was doing paper work outside. they found sanchez late last night sleeping in a stolen pickup truck in south san jose. he now f
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
. what is the state of our union? foreign and domestic? ♪ >> chris: as president obama prepares to address the nation, tuesday, he faces a buzz saw of issues: automatic spending cuts. gun control, immigration reform, and the resurgent al qaeda. we'll talk about all of this, with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and, senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain, only on fox news sunday. then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terror suspects. we'll ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and, our power player of the week can tell you almost everything the president does. and, how often he does it. all, right now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello again, from fox news in washington. when president obama delivers his state of the union speech tuesday, one big issue will be sequestration. $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, due to kick in, march 1st. the white house now warns this will mean damaging layoffs of teachers, law enforcement and food safety ins
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
culture overseas. how china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
minutes ago. he said he had no comment. >>> during tonight's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill p
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
one making headlines, president barack obama goes on the road rallying for tougher gun control ideas. ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ you're a - a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. . >>> welcome back, happening now vice-president joseph biden is in paris and you can see he is meeting with the vice-president from paris and it's part of his european tour and they have been discussing iran over the last few minutes and we will listen in for a moment. >> i pointed out too many families in france and united states and europe as a
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
time ago. president obama will make a major announcement about the war in afghanistan during tonight's state of the union speech. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where neighbors are brewing a battle between heritage trees and development. who will come out on top? >>> reports i've gotten the person who hit him did not even brake. >> the mother of a teenaged boy critically injured in a crash, showing her grief and frustration. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> a violent night in vallejo has police searching for suspects. one person was killed. four others wounded at a shooting at a home on humboldt street. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us where police are still on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. a very violent night last night. police say there's quite a bit of blood inside the garage that you can see behind me here. that's where they believe the victims were standing. if we pan down to the street, you can see the yellow evidence markers. 40 of them in all. most are bullet casings.
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
5:12, they released a photo of president barack obama shooting a gun. the president was asked recently if he had ever shot a gun and this picture shows that he has. >>> in just over two hours, president barack obama flies to the midwest taking his gun safety of proposals on the road. kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, this is the first time he is pushing his plan outside of washington, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama's trip starts in minnesota and he will meet with city police and other law enforcement officials before giving a speech on his gun safety proposals. officials have been studying ways to reduce gun violence for years and it's his first stop to win support for his proposals and he wants to limit views on the side of those on capitol hill. >> president barack obama has not done a good job with his relationship with congress. he is putting external pressure on them. >> he. >> reporter: he is not the only one putting pressure on them. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> east palo alto has a group called protect our children bay
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gun buyback event later this month. the group, p
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
to pay cuts in recent years due to budget shortfalls. >>> this morning president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of de
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
games. and now president obama's gun control prom includes fur studying games. does it look? >>> we are looking at 80 eastbound. you may be going the other way. in which case it's also doing well for you. the morning commute looks good if you are drying down -- driving down to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems. no road work on the bridge. and the traffic is moving well. and this morning's commute on southbound 101 as you drive the bay shore freeway that looks good down to san jose. if you are driving to the south bay from let's say hayward it's not a bad drive. we are off to a very good start between hayward and fremont. now let's go to steve. steve, you notice our clock is a little easier to see now. >> what clock? right there. thank you. >>> we do have clear skies. our looking ten, 15 days it looks really quiet. this week will be sunny and warmer. we get the offshore breeze. as you know that is a pretty mild pattern for us. doesn't matter what time of year it is. still cold lows. temperatures 30 inland. closer to the coast and bay a little warmer in san francisco. oakla
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
fbi started keeping track 15 years ago. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharma
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> president barack obama will go to israel in the springtime and the u.s. ambassador to israel said he will be bringing an urgent peace making agenda with him. president barack obama has been criticized for not going to israel during his term but he did go there while he was running for president. >>> a court date is set for the man accused of killing sierra lemar. antolin garcia-torres is expected to enter a plea during the proceedings. his dna was found on clothing belonging to sierra lemar's clothing. and antolin garcia-torres is also accused of attempting to kidnap three other went from grocery store parking lots back in 2009. >>> the rebound in technology helps boost the increase in jobs. now there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara and san mateo counties as well as fremont, scott veilly and union -- scotts valley and union city. san francisco by the way created 18,000 jobs. >> sal, you are back with me now, aren't you? >> can you hear me now? >> we can hear you. >> my microphone is right here. >> the director came out and helped me. >> let's go out and take a look. >> we have so
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
president barack obama. >> didn't mock as -- for a don't mock as i as big -- don't mock as i as big as ours, whether we are leaders in government business or spreading the word, we suspend our days with open hearts and only minds to seek out the truth and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation for people to take real and meaningful action and we have to do that humbly for nobody can know the full and encompassing mind of god. >> this is president barack obama and after this he goes to virginia to talk at their annual retreat and we are going to have more, we are listening in and we will have more comments coming up in our newscast. he will be urging us to stand united facing gun control. >>> cia faces questions after working for the cia for 25 years. they want to question brennan from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> they are video footage from a captured u.s. drone plane. you are trying to confirm this report, kyla? >> reporter: at this point members say they cannot confirm or they are not confirming whether or not iran
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
obama will award the medal of honor to an army staff sergeant. clinton romesha is being known for his bravery. during a 13 hour fire fight eight american soldiers were killed. even after being wounded he went back into battle and recovered the bodies of fellow soldier. >>> thousands expected at a memorial service in texas for chris kyle. a decorated former navy seal and author of a navy seal. >>> ? just a few hours vice president joe biden will meet with lawmakers and police to talk about gun violence. as kyla campbell reports they are being reassured by their own party. kyla. >> reporter: yeah. pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey sent this letter to the white house just last night surging the -- urging the president. meanwhile vice president joe biden is meeting with police and lawmakers from the philadelphia area this morning at 8:00 a.m. pacific. this round table is one of several that the white house is try toggle rally police reports. proposals include a ban on assault weapons. and background checks for all gun sales. any new gun laws would have to pass through the republic
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
recovering. >>> time is 5:05. later today president obama will lead the farewell ceremonies for outgoing defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your op
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> also this morning, president barack obama is helding meetings -- holding meetings on immigration reform. he is holding a meeting with ceos of major companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from all sides. secretary of homeland security janet napolitano is in san diego to highlight improvements in border security between u.s. and mexico and secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said the number of people attempting to cross is at a 40 year low. a senate proposal requires it to be tested before it could take affect. >>> happening right now in florida, the man accused of killing trayvon martin is in a courtroom. we are live in the courtroom, there are the pictures, george zimmerman, the suspect is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of trayvon martin. his lawyers are asking for a delay in the trial which is scheduled for june 10th. today by the way also would have been ayvon martin's 18th birthday. the prayer vigil was held a little while ago in his memory and later they have an event called
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
meeting takes place at the opera house on third street at 6:00 p.m. >>> tomorrow night president obama will deliver his state of the union address which the white house says will focus on so-called pocket book issues, things aimed at helping the middle class. among the issues is economic expansion for the middle class and how private sector jobs have grown for three straight years. but some economic researchers say the numbers don't paint the full picture. >> it has not kept pace with population growth. many people have left the labor force because they are no longer looking for work. >> president obama is also expected to talk about fighting gun violence and climate change. ktvu channel 2 news will carry it live tomorrow night. coverage begins right here with ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m., state of the union coverage at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 7:30 p.m. >>> san francisco's efforts to raise money for america's cup fell $30 million short. today the mayor gave us his plan to come up with the money. ktvu's john fowler is live with why some
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00am PST
political situation that we find ourselves in, since obama got elected, i found myself more politically active. i found something else to do other than here's a male escort and we talked about that -- >> a little more james bond than the first book. >> that was the idea. i was a fan of james bond, born identity and shaft. there's no characters out there like that, so i wanted to create that kind of character and that kind of energy and that kind of sexiness. >> the book reflects who you are. the book is sex, politics, relationships, that's you. >> yeah. that's what it does. in order to write well, let me say this to anybody who's serious about writing -- you have to expose yourself. that's why people don't write well, they're hiding behind the character. i put my character and the personality up front. this all started believe it or not, the book business started with my inspiration from terry mcmillan. >> wow. >> shout out to terry mcmillan, you're my inspiration for writing more than anyone else was. one of the things that everybody knows you talk about is relationship. how did you ge
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
children. >>> later today president obama will be among those honoring outgoing defense secretary leon panetta in a farewell ceremony. he will be honored for his years of public service. he looks forward to returning to private life on his family's walnut ranch. president obama nominated former nebraska senator chuck hagel to replace panetta. in his seventh state of the city address chuck reid said despite ongoing budget challenges the city is moving forward. >> we are going to restore police and fire services and reopen schools and repair our roads. >> the mayor thanked voters for supporting measure b. labor leaders say the mayor's battle with city employee unions has hurt moral. >> i think he's taken the approach with not only city workers but community groups that it's his way or the highway. >> mayor reed says pension reform alone won't solve all the city's financial problems. he suggests the possibility of going to voters next year with a proposal for a sales tax hike. >>> police in fairfield are looking for the men they say duct taped and robbed a school janitor for ipads. it hap
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need to be secure before any immigration form can take affects. >>> president barack obama is also pushing for gun control measures and coming up he takes his message home. >> a five-year-old boy is back home with his family. authorities stormed the bunker yesterday afternoon and rescued the boy. during the operation they shot and killed jimmy lee dykes. the little boy was taken to the hospital where he spent the night with family and security and authorities say he is in good spirits. >> he is doing fine, he is laughing joking playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6- year-old young man to do. >> jimmy lee dykes snatched the little boy from the school bus last tuesday and fatally shot the boy. they are now checking out jimmy lee dykes' property for explosive devices. >>> they have released a man they say beat a 74-year-old woman during a home invasion. he is thin build with a light complexion and it happened on mahoning any drive -- happen -- mahoning drive yesterday afternoon. >>> some parents are calling for reform. they are urging this grant and parents
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals ar
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16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed in libya. a suicide bomber killed
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obama on down. >> >> in the gun control debate, nra came out strongly against a proposed assault weapons ban. >> if you limit the american public's abscess to this, you limit their ability to survive. if someone is invading your house, you should have what you need to protect yourself. not what some politician thinks is reasonable. >> >> mark kelly, former astronaut and husband of gabby giffords wants to get assault weapons off the streets to prevent shootings like the one that almost killed his wife. >> this isn't about the 2nd amendment any more. this is about public safety. we had 201st graders die in their classrooms because we don't have sufficient gun violence legislation in this country. >> >> president obama is taking his pitch for gun control on the road this week, starting with minneapolis. also, this week, house members plan to introduce a bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime >> mandatory criminal background checks for every sale -- >> mayors against illegal guns produced this ad that aired during the superbowl. it features a sound byte from 1999 when the nra head
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reattached. >>> president obama is scheduled to visit israel in the spring marking his first visit to the nation since becoming president. the trip was announced just today. according to the white house, the president and israeli president arranged the trip last month. he's attracted criticism for not returning -- the president has atracked criticism for not returning. >>> in an initial vote today, britain's parliament backed prime minister cameron to back same-sex marriage. the law would also allow civil partners to convert their partnerships into marriage. >>> same-sex partners of military members may soon get benefits. u.s. officials say defense secretary leon panetta is poised to extend some benefits. no final decision has been made on which benefits will be included. but the pentagon is likely to allow same-sex partners to have access to health and wellness programs. the change would come 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service members. >>> there was a bit of drama today on capitol hill during a hearing on immigration reform. protesters stood in the back o
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
more civil servant employees. >>> this is a live picture of president barack obama and ms. obama. there is about 3,000 people expected at the 61st annual prayer breakfast. vice-president joseph biden is there as well and after this breakfast, vice-president joseph biden will be joining house democrats in their annual retreat. yesterday, he was with senate democrats at their retreat. >>> john brennan head of cia faces a questioning today. he worked for the cia for 25 years and senators want to question brennan about several cia activities from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> in the meantime they are broadcasting this video saying it is extracted from a spy drone captured in 2011. coming up what iran says the video shows. >>> sal, you have the east shore ready for traffic? >> yes we do, we are looking at it dave, pam, once again, we are driving through and it is not all that bad although it is getting busier as we drive into richmond and berkeley, this moment the bay bridge is looking good with no major problems and usually 45 minutes f
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
. president barack obama weighed in on the debate saying that the ban should be listed. >>> -- lifted. >>> same sex service members, leon panetta is expected to make that announcement and it is reportedly reviewing what benefits it could extend without violating the defensive marriage act. >>> time now 4:34, five people are dead after an eight-year- old boy triggered a tsunami. more casualties are expected as crews make their way to three more villages. the earthquake triggered tsunami warnings in finding gee and -- in new england. sirens sent hundreds of people to higher ground and a short time later the tsunami warning was canceled. meanwhile a small tsunami reached japan earlier this morning and they say it was a small wave for the country and they also said people were not being asked to leave coastal areas. >>> coming up, the plan that would require landlords to make things seismically safe. >>> a camel that twice escaped his penn will be examined by a vet. it took a long time to coax rudy into a trailer. the ten-year-old animal disrupted traffic and was reportedly hit by a mini-
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
tracking around the seen since the accident and that led to delays of 50 minutes. >>> president obama offered his resignation today saying his age stripped him of the strength needed to continue. >> he surprised the world by announcing he will step down february 28. he read his statement today in latin. this is the first time a pope resigned in 600 years. the big question, who will take his place? ktvu's allie rasmus is live in oakland now with more information. >> reporter: whether they were here in oakland or in other parts of the globe catholics were surprised by this news. what could this mean for the future of the church, reaction was mixed. >> reporter: noon mass went on as scheduled in san francisco this afternoon. despite the news the leader of the catholic world was resigning. >> absolutely shocked. absolutely shocked. yes. most of the 1.1 billion member church was shocked. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi will step down at the end of the month. >> this pope is saying my health can't handle this. i can't travel anymore. >> reporter: some applauded the move. >> he will be 86 in
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
and chanted. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition asking president obama to make the day a national holiday. san francisco's chinatown will celebrate with a parade a week from saturday. the parade which is known for elaborate floats and costumes, dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can watch the parade right here on ktvu on february 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the golden state warriors get ready to announce a major change. >>> and the highlights of last night's grammy awards, including the bay area group that came out a big winner. q >>> with the major market indexes near record highs, wall street is taking a pause today with no major economic reports being announced. stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading. the s&p 500 ended last week at its highest level since november 2007. the dow is down 19. nasdaq down 7. s&p down 2. >>> well, apple's stock is up about 1% this noontime. a news that could soon launch a new device. the new york times says apple is testing a device that looks l
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Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
support of president obama's call for new gun laws. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> that's comedian chris rock. he was joined by singer tony bennett, actress amanda pete, and actor adam scott. the event was organized by a group of mayors who want to help law enforcement get illegal firearms off of our streets. >>> many cities across the nation are advising washington of their support of gun control legislation. today, san francisco joined that movement. ktvu's heather holmes is live in the city where she talked with a supervisor behind this new push. >> this is the resolution introduced by the supervisor. it calls on the city to dievest its attention from cities who profit on gun sales. >> reporter: hitting manufacturers where it really hurts. their wallets. the supervisor is calling on the city's retirement board to stop investing in companies that provide guns and ammunition. right now, the san francisco employees retirement system has about $900,000 in firearm related investments
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
shooting. >>> they tried to rally support for president barack obama's gun control proposals. because of recent steps the city has taken to address gun violence they are pushing stricter background checks for gun buyers, something the national rifle association opposes... >> it is a fraud to call it universal. it is never going to be universal, the criminals are not going to comply, just because they resist it does not mean we can't do things. special interest groups come and complaint about things. we will listen to them and make the right decision. >> over the weekend, they released a photo from camp david back in august. >>> this morning, john kerry will introduce himself to employees and over the weekend, he made connections with leaders around the world and he made phone calls to israeli and palestinians leaders assuring them they will continue to pursued a middle east peace agreement. he also spoke with japan, and new mexico. he was sworn in on tuesday. and he met with the french president and this is new video of the president arriving in france this morning. it is part of the tou
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
proposed by president barack obama proposed last month. this includes a ban on assault weapons, a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition and a ban to prevent gun trafficking. they are sending a message to state and federal government. they introduced a resolution that calls on the retirement board to stop investing in companies that make guns and ammunition. the retirement system has $900,000 invested in fire related companies. >> you have to do something around gun violence and we have to promote greater gun control... >> los angeles and here locally, napa counties are taking similar steps. new york and chicago are redirecting their resources as well. the supervisor said the vote will go on tuesday. >>> they are installing new safety locks on doors. they are allow them to lock from the inside in the event of a lock down. they are also putting in peep holes so they can monitor from the outside. 11 of the schools were outfitted with the new locks. >> the children can come and be in a safe environment and works e-can come and work in a safe environment and that's one less
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Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
that. clinton everybody surpassed president obama and vice- president biden. she has denied planning a presidential run in 2016 but many political analysts say that may change. >>> power company officials say they now know what caused sunday's power outage at the super bowl. they say a device called a relay failed in the connection between the power line that comes from outside the new orleans superdome and the cable that carries power throughout the stadium. they say the relay had been installed as part of a 4 million dollar upgrade and is actually meant to prevent power outages. they say they don't know if the relay's failure was the result of a bad design or a manufacturing flaw. it has been removed and will be replaced. >>> another quake has hit the solomon islands. the the 7.1 quake struck 15 miles off the coast of australia. no damage or injuries have been reported. it comes two days after an 8.0 earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed 5. this latest quake is hampering relief efforts. >> cool dry weather is filling into the bay area for your weekend.
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
testing a clear threat to international peace and security. >>> president obama is set to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night before a joint session of congress. the president plans to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the state of the union starts at 6 p.m. following ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. then at 7:30 we'll break down the president's speech and gop response with our political analyst. >>> temperatures are trending upward, but how high will they climb tomorrow? >> robbers hold up a local bank, the latest on the standoff.
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president obama's effort is gaining bipartisan steam. for owners and ncra members are -- >>> some nfl greats are coming out in support for gun law reform. >> how many more? how many more street corners. >> how many more schools. >> reporter: emmitt smith, dion sanders and michael irving are just one of few players for the announcement. the group says on its website that it asking for common sense measures to ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to put an end to gun trafficking. >>> you probably noticed gas prices here in california they have taken a big jump in just the past month. the aaa fuel gauge reports the statewide average now over $4 at $4.01 a gallon. driven up in particular by prices up in southern california. here in the bay area the average prices look like these. oakland $3.93 a gallon up 35- cents from a month ago. san francisco $4 a gallon up 32% and san jose $3.96 up 36- cents. >>> the u.s. postal service reports its lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year. that loss announced today is far less than the 3.3 billion that are loss for the
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francisco, supporters of president obama's gun safety initiatives held a vigil. they took place this afternoon outside the san francisco federal building. the group is calling for mandatory. 26 sets of shoes were placed on the sidewalk to honor the victims in newtown at the protest. >>> street racing on bay area roads. at 10:30, how these drivers keep getting away with it and what happened when we took police to one of the hot spots. >> plus your money, the bay area city that wants more of it the plan to get it and why critics say it's a bad deal. >> and our storm watch continues, bill martin will be back to show you how much more rain you can expect in the morning. >>> new at 10:00, the mayor of san jose tonight delivered his state of the city speech. he's vowing to stay the course but it's a course that some say is actually hurting the city. ktvu's maureen naylor was inside the event tonight and she's live in san jose with the mayor's idea that could cost everyone in the city, maureen. >> reporter: while the mayor made one thing clear tonight that money is still very tight so he's
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